The Siberian Flying Squirrel photographed by Masatsugu Ohashi can be found in Russia, China, Japan, North and South Korea, as well as a few other countries. They tend to live in spruce, cider, or pine trees and they depend on the trees for their housing and food. Siberian flying squirrels are currently listed as near threatened and they are rapidly decreases due to deforestation of the trees they so fully rely on [text source]
Disliking someone who is black does not make you racist
Disliking someone because they are black makes you racist
Disliking someone who is gay does not make you homophobic
Disliking someone because they are gay makes you homophobic
Disliking someone who is a woman does not make you sexist
Disliking someone because they are a woman makes you sexist
EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE THIS
Dear Mom and Dad,
This is what happiness looks like. Sorry you were so miserable in your own lives that you couldn’t allow me a chance at my own. I went out and found it anyway. I miss you, and will miss you even more this holiday season since you won’t allow me to come back home unless I have a woman on my arm. Oh by the way, we’ll still be using the family recipe for the stuffing, I’m sure it’ll be a hit with our friends.
Your son, his boyfriend, and our spoiled cat
In a letter filed last Thursday with the Department of Homeland Security, the ACLU of Arizona is calling for an investigation of “roving” border patrols, which have been cited as far 60 miles north of the Mexico border. The order comes just two weeks after the ACLU won a settlement in Seattle, Washington. over roving patrols, and two days after Arizona police used pepper spray to break up an impromptu immigration rally in Tucson involving the Border Patrol.
In their letter, they outline a number of abuses allegedly perpetrated by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) in Arizona:
- Pulling a citizen over as she was driving her young children home from school, threatening her with a Taser and leaving her with a flat tire on the side of a dirt road;
- Stopping a citizen who was driving on Tohono O’odham land and then dragging her out of her vehicle and detaining her for over an hour without reason;
- Causing hundreds of dollars in damage to a citizen’s car while he was visiting the Fort Bowie National Historic Site in southeastern Arizona;
- Pulling over and questioning a man, while holding automatic weapons, on his family’s property 60 miles north of the border for over an hour in front of his relatives; and
- Stopping and wrenching a citizen from her car, then groping and holding her in handcuffs without explanation until local police intervened.
In light of the Seattle settlement, CBP is now required to have “reasonable suspicion of violating the law,” before pulling someone over in Washington state.